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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Nicci | 2004/11/16

Q.

Mineral Water?

Is it OK to give my 14 month old mineral water to drink? I read somewhere that you shouldn't and I can't remember why or where I read it. Please help!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I cannot think of a reason not to, BUT I also cannot think of a reason why you would want to.

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Posted by: @@@ | 2004/11/17

THere is salt in mineral water, that's why it's not good for children.

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Posted by: Purple | 2004/11/16

SA tap water is purified and of very high quality - better for example than water in England. We are one of the very few places in the world where it is safe to drink tap water.

There is no control over standards in mineral water. Mineral water is not purifed in any way (otherwise it wouldn't be mineral water), so you don't necessarily know what you are getting.

Still, its your call. Some people do feel that bottled water is safer than tap water, others feel the opposite way. I drink both.
I boil tap water for my baby, but he is only 9 months old.

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